I am kind of a sucker for cocktails that come with a warning. So, Ahem.
Warning: THIS ONE IS CRAZY (in a good way). But-- Beware. It's a drink that goes down a little tooooooo smoothly. It's sweet, TROPICAL and totally refreshing but all of a sudden, it sneaks up on you!
The first time I had one was at a fabulous Tiki Bar called Forbidden Island in Alameda. We ended the night with a gigantic shared drink that was lit on fire...surrounded by 4 straws... The painkiller was just a drop in the bucket that night. That night ended in Taco Bell...7 layer burritos and nachos bell grande, OMG.
The second time I had a painkiller, I was hanging out with the same friends in Carmel and we made a batch to reminisce over that crazy tiki bar night. What I remember from our Carmel night is that three of the four of us were laying on the floor after drinking them feeling numb and saying, "OMG!!! IT REALLY IS LIKE A PAINKILLER!" There's just something wild about the combination of rum, pineapple juice, orange juice, coconut cream and nutmeg. Painkiller is the perfect way to describe it. Who needs a chiropractor when you can have a cocktail?
And we're off!
I realized that my blog is very tropical this week with this drink & my Tangerine Sherbet!
The reason? I was just looking at one of my weeks from last year....in MEXICO. Sigh. Mama needs a tropical vacation!
Everything except the nutmeg goes into a cocktail shaker!
Mix it up!!! The color is almost like milky iced coffee.
Top with extra ice. Grate fresh nutmeg on top.
Add in your cocktail umbrella and a slice of lime and you're one step closer....
To feeling no pain!
makes 1 drink
recipe from Wiki How
- 2 oz. dark rum
- 4 oz. pineapple juice
- 1 oz. orange juice
- 1 oz. sweetened coconut cream (I used Coco Lopez)
- 5 ice cubes
- freshly grated nutmeg
- slice of lime, for garnish
In a cocktail shaker, combine rum, pineapple juice, orange juice, coconut cream and 3 ice cubes. Shake for about 10 seconds and pour in a tall glass. Add additional ice cubes to the glass and top with freshly grated nutmeg. Garnish with slice of lime & a cocktail umbrella.